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RASASC is committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from women within and across all sections of our communities. Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

WE ARE RECRUITING FOR NEW TRUSTEES

We are recruiting new Trustees to help shape the future of our organisation and support us to achieve our aim of eliminating sexual violence and all forms of violence against women and girls.

RASASC is a registered and independent charity, dedicated to providing specialist support services to female survivors of sexual violence aged 4 years and over. We are a very busy, women only service, based in Croydon, with around 60 staff, self-employed workers and volunteers.

We are looking for enthusiastic women, who are passionate about women’s liberation and committed to advocating for women’s rights, to join our team to provide professional oversight, excellent governance, strategic leadership and act as ambassadors for the organisation.

This is a voluntary role and trustees meet together between 8 and 10 times each year at our centre in Croydon.

If you have skills in the legal profession, human resources, marketing, digital communications, fundraising, the voluntary or public sector, you are an excellent communicator with leadership skills and are passionate about supporting a growing and dedicated team; we would be very interested in hearing from you.  Experience of charity management would also be an advantage.

We’re particularly looking for someone who is able to fulfil the role of a treasurer and are interested in hearing from women with a background and skills in finances and accounting.

We welcome applications from women across a wide range of backgrounds and are particularly keen to hear from black women and women of colour. We also welcome applications from women who have personal experience of sexual violence.

If you are interested in the role, please email admin@rasasc.org.uk for an application pack or call 0208 683 3311 for an initial discussion and further information.

Closing date for applications:  30th September 2020

NATIONAL HELPLINE COORDINATOR (Maternity Cover)

Hours: 35 hours a week
Contract: 9/12 months
From: November 2020 to October 2021

Rape Crisis South London (RASASC) has been running the Rape Crisis National Helpline since 1985 and has a reputation for excellence. The helpline is open 365 days a year to women and girls from 13 years old who have survived any form of sexual violence. We offer specialised confidential emotional support and referral information to organisations around the U.K., playing a vital role in ensuring survivors of sexual violence receive the help and support they deserve.

We are looking for someone to join our passionate all woman organisation to provide maternity cover for our Helpline Coordinator. The successful candidate will be confident in leading a team of Helpline volunteers, be able to manage the day to day operation of the Helpline, provide statistics to funders and support the training and development of new volunteers to the Helpline.

You should have a sound understanding of violence against women and girls, be able to represent the organisation to outside agencies, assist in the recruitment and accredited training of volunteers, monitor and evaluate the Helpline, liaise with other departments in our committed organisation and be part of the movement that is Rape Crisis.

We would like you to have excellent organisational and leadership skills as well as being efficient and empathic and able to work on the Helpline on occasions as well as a firm belief that violence against women and girls can be ended.

We believe too many women have had to be silent for too long about the abuse perpetrated against them. We understand that after such silence it can be difficult to speak up at all, to find the words or to believe that anyone will listen. The helpline is here to support survivors to help them find their road to recovery.

For an application pack please email; admin@rasasc.org.uk
Or call 0208 583 33311 for more information

Closing date for applications:  30th October 2020

INDEPENDENT SEXUAL VIOLENCE ADVOCATE (ISVA)

Rape Crisis South London are looking for an experienced Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA). RASASC’s ethos is to offer survivors a specialist service dedicated to the healing and empowerment of survivors of sexual violence in an environment of empowerment, trust, and compassion.

The woman we are looking for should have experience of working in the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) sector. Due to the nature of the particular role we are looking to fill, we are looking for somebody who is already working as an ISVA or in a similar position. Training and line management will be provided. You will hold a case load based on your experience and will work solely with women and girls over 12 who are thinking of reporting to the police, or who have already reported to the police.

Your role will be to provide survivors with a mix of emotional, practical, and factual support so they have all the information they need to make informed decisions that are right for them. You will understand the barriers survivors face when accessing the criminal justice system and work with survivors to advocate for their needs within the system.

For an information pack, please email: admin@rasasc.org.uk or call 0208 683 3311. For an informal conversation about the role and work, please email Francesca on ISVA@rasasc.org.uk.

Deadline for applications: 10am on Friday 16th October
Interviews: October / November

This is a full-time role (35 hours per week) with a starting salary of £27,000 p/a, rising to £28,000 p/a after a probation period of six months.

NATIONAL RAPE CRISIS HELPLINE – VOLUNTEERS

We are often looking for passionate and dedicated women to volunteer on the National Rape Crisis Helpline.

If you feel you have an open mind and can listen, are empathic and pragmatic, care about supporting women who have survived sexual violence and have the time and enthusiasm to make a commitment to volunteering with us for at least one year, please get in touch.

We will provide you with free accredited training from the London Open College Network.  The training and helpline provision all take place in our anonymous building in the centre of Croydon, South London.

For further information email helpline.coordinator@rasasc.org.uk

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR & COUNSELLORS

We are often looking for experienced counsellors & qualified clinical supervisors to join our well established team working with women who have survived sexual violence. To apply you will need to have:

  • Diploma in counselling Supervision with, or working towards accreditation
  • A minimum of two years post qualification experience
  • Experience of working with survivors of sexual violence
  • Availability to work at least one early evening a week.

Accredited Sexual Violence training, developed by Rape Crisis is provided. CPD is given four times a year (funding permitting).  Bi-lingual counsellors are most welcome.   If you enjoy working in a committed team of women please call or email us for further information.

counsellingmanager@rasasc.org.uk or 0208 683 3311

ADMINISTRATION

We have a range of volunteer opportunities from assisting with campaigning, to general office administration. To enquire please contact info@rasasc.org.uk, stating your skills and experience, the amount of hours per week you are able to volunteer and the area you wish to volunteer in.

Due to the high volume of emails and requests we recieve, we are not always to reply to everyone. Thank you to anyone who does want to volunteer their time with us and we will get in touch if we have an opportunity for you.

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